MS13-029: Vulnerability in Remote Desktop Client Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2828223)

High Nessus Plugin ID 65876


It is possible to execute arbitrary code on the remote host through the Remote Desktop ActiveX control.


The remote host contains a version of the Remote Desktop ActiveX control that is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability when attempting to access an object in memory that has been deleted.

If an attacker can trick a user on the affected system into opening a specially crafted webpage, this issue could be leveraged to execute arbitrary code subject to the user's privileges.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 7, 2008, and 2008 R2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 65876

File Name: smb_nt_ms13-029.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2013/04/10

Modified: 2017/07/26

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows, cpe:/a:microsoft:remote_desktop_connection

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/04/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/04/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1296

BID: 58874

OSVDB: 92122

MSFT: MS13-029

MSKB: 2813345, 2813347